tv Way Too Early With Willie Geist MSNBC July 5, 2011 5:30am-6:00am EDT
in the name of kobayashi protestiprotest ing chestnut's hot dog-eating. hydrain. it's way too early for this. good morning. i'm willie geist and this is "way too early." we also do wedding invitation. we're out on route 46 in new jersey. i'm glad you're up with us this morning. you're listening live onner issous xm radio. you can do what jumping johnny hancock does and about text i'm awake. 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this tuesday, july 5th. a lot to tell you about, including a new report that says white house officials believe that pakistan spy agency was behind the recent murder of a
journalist critical of the military there. we'll have the details on that. plus, a lesson in the perils of trying to help a loved one escape a prison in your overnight bag. details on this covert operation a bit later. first let's get to the news. live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. with an august 2nd deadline, the house and senate are cutting their congressional recess short this week. as democrats and republicans try to strike a deal, "the new york times" reports that the barack obama administration is proposed cuts of tens of billions of dollars to medicare and medicaid as part of those ongoing talks. the times says the money would come from health care providers without directly imposing new costs from patients and radically changing the programs, however the health of the cuts depend on whether the republicans are willing to accept any increase in tax revenue. and regarding the revenue
discussion, "wall street journal's" front page reets "deficit talks focus on taxes." the journal says that republicans are at odds with democrats, as you know, as they float ideas that could raise tax revenue, some $400 billion over the next decade. they're reporting the republican leaders say they don't want increases but this past weekend some members of the party seemed more open to eliminating tax breaks. some. texas republican senator john cornyn says they should close some loopholes and eliminate breaks as part of larger effort to cut rates. he also cautions it may be too late to add to this budget deal. >> i think it's clear that republicans are opposed to any tax hikes particularly during a frau jail economic recovery. the last thing employers need is further disincentives to not hire people and that's what it means. now, do we believe the tax reform is necessary?
i would say absolutely. there's not enough time to get this done between now and august 2nd, but it ought to be the first thing we return to. we could bring down rates, eliminate a lot of tax expenditures and loopholes and actually make our nation more competitive internationally. meanwhile john mccain rejected the idea of tax increases but like senator corn anyone, he did not dismiss receiving some revenue raisers. >> the principle of not raising taxes is something we campaigned on last november, and the results of the election was that the american people didn't want their taxes raised and they wanted us to cut spending. i think that this catastrophe or short-term meltdown we're facing isn't nearly as bad as the meltdown we're facing if we don't get the deficit under control. conrad says the proposal would cut more than $4 trillion
from the deficit. there was no rest for republicans on the campaign trail this fourth of july. several of the 2012 candidates taking part in celebrations in key primary and caucus states including new hampshire and iowa, all in an effort to shore up that early support they'll need. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: former massachusetts governor mitt romney mark independence day in new hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary. he is the current gop front-runner, according to some polls, never hesitating to take shots at the current commander in chief. >> our president has failed us. the recession is deeper because of our president. >> reporter: stumping in the same parade but a few minutes behind, another former governor jon huntsman. for having served ads president obama's ambassador to china. >> we can win new hampshire.
i feel good about this. >> reporter: other gop candidates flocked to iowa where other representatives such as michele bachmann reached out. she's been making steady gains with voters. >> and i'm so happy that we were here and really focused because what we saw was incredible concentrated support. >> reporter: it was another parade two-for. he's been trying to build his canned dacy after much of his staff quit last much. the gop's sole african-american candidate herman cain is picking up speed. >> the power phrase, abraham lincoln, i will be a president of the people, by the people, and for the people. >> reporter: a very busy holiday, especially for those vying for the white house. nbc's kristen welker reporting for us. turning now to some overseas
news, the front page of "the new york times" this morning reports that obama administration officials believe that pakistan's spy agencies were related to the murder of a journalist. officials directed the attack on the journalist in after effort to silence his criticism of the government. he road skaegting reports about infiltration of militants into the country. days after he went missing, shahzad's body was found outside islamabad. discloser could further strain the worsening relationship with pakistan. the white house says it's now looking into how the u.s. will present the intelligence to pakistan's leadership. the mexican navy now says that seven americans are missing after a charter fishing boat capsized off mexico's baja peninsula yesterday. as crews search for survivors,
officials confirm one american is dead and 35 passengers have already been rescued. initial reports from mexico say the boat overturned in the sea of cortez after it was hit by two giant waves. >> reporter: the fisher moen had been bobbing in the sea of cortez for hours before anyone knew the boat had capsized. clinging to coolers hoping to be plucked from the water. the lucky ones were. one never made it it's very difficult to find people in the water. it's a small object in a large body of water. >> reporter: they had set off on the eric, a 115-liver boat. it left the turquoise waters of san felipe on saturday, bound for a fourth of july excursion. but by saturday night two miles off the mexican coast, those aboard say she was hit by two massive waves it's not like
they're out in the pacific somewhere. i assumed they would be safe. >> reporter: she's the wife of this gentleman. >> he said he was fortunate. when he was thrown in, he came up by a raft. so he was very fortunate. >> reporter: the mexican navy aided by the u.s. coast guard says that 35 of the 44 on board have been accounted for so far. as for the charter company, its website says all further trips are canceled. lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. >> lee cowan reporting for us. thanks, lee. a plan offered by french president nicolas sarkozy could cause more problems than it solves. for more let's take an early look at the markets as we get all in your business this morning. cnbc's steve sedgwick is live in london this morning. good morning, steve. >> good morning to you. the plan, according to nicolas
sarkozy and the french banking association is to roll over greek debt from short turts to longer-dating maturity which would buy them time, not only for greece but essentially the french banks as well. a little bit of conflict of interest. who are they trying to help out? now, the ecb has said the we don't see this as a potential default. in fact, unless all the rating data agencies see, this woe don't have a problem. the dow, for instance, up 5.4ch. that was the best performance since july 2009. 648 points. back to you. >> all right. thanks so much, steve. live for us in london this morning. le. still ahead on "way too early," you hear exxon and oil spill and you hold your breath. that's what they're doing after a spill in montana appears worse than originally believed. we'll have the latest there. and you hear the word os joey chestnut and hot dogs and
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over new york city. and oil spill in the yellowstone river could spread farther than previously thought. land joaners along the river about 140 miles downstream from national yellowstone park are furious after a pipeline burst under the river over the weekend coating parts of the river banks. exxon vows to do, quote, whatever is necessary to clean up the tens of thousands of gallons of spilled crude in that beautiful river. exxon says harm to animals has been negligible. they say it may have slammed debris into the pipeline, rupturing it, and causing the leak. all right, let's get a check on your weather now fro nbc meteorologist bill karins. happy fourth to you, my friend. how with us it? >> it was all right. i think people got their fireworks in. hope you had an enjoyable
weekend, everyone. i don't think we're going have a lot of tornadoes if any. it's a very quiet forecast. today, a lot of sunshine. the heat is on. upper 80s, low 90s right through the mid-atlantic. philly, a chance to hit 92. definitely a day at the beach. typical day at the beach. i really don't have any horrible weather out there today. most locations will be dry. if you do get wet, 20 minutes at worst. >> looks like clouds behind you that are belying what you're saying, bill. >> >> hit-and-miss storms. >> meanwhile there are huge strikes of lightning and clouds. >> i'll shrink the graphic. let's get to sports. yankees in cleveland. derek jeter back in the lineup for the first time since he went on the disabled list with a calf injury last month. he was in the lead-off spot. a little slow roller to third. he reached on an error. jeter went 0 for 4 and he
returns. six hits shy of 3,000. top of the seventh, nick swisher puts one into the gap. mark teixeira, robinson cano putting one up. bottom of the seventh, big play. two outs. cleveland's lonny chizen hall pops one. that should have ended the inning. they can't get to it. instead chins hall reached on the walk. it's a one-run game. same inning, still two outs. remember, the yanks should have been out of the inning. austin kearns blast add three-run home run. indians go on to win the game, 6-3. royals and whoks, chicago's adam dunn has just one hit off lefty pitching this year. that was a second hit all year off lefties, white sox fans give
him a standing ovatioovation. dunn gives them a tip of the cap. tied game, two outs. white sox. runners on second and third. no. no. a balk-off. home plate umpire calls a balk on pitcher aaron crow. a.j. pierzynski comes home for a winning run. remember we saw that. now the royals join the dubious list of teams that have lost on a walk-off balk. white sox win, 5-4. it hasn't been the smoothest start for the washington nationals. le jayson werth, he's hitti hitting .224, getting booed by the home fans. two outs in the fourth. cubs with runners on the corner. alfonso soriano hits a routine fly to right. the outfielders, one of them being jason werth stair at each
other, not good. werth comes up growing. guns him down at home. there you go. this one went to extra innings. werth on third base. this is another tough walk-off here. carlos rent see ya. he was bombed by his teammates. you should have seen the video. it was incredible. right? you saw it. nationals won the game, 5-4. it was incredible. it was like the old days of radio. trust me it was great. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe" with president obama throwing cuts into the medicare/med cared, we're on the parade roots of america over the weekend. we'll discuss their performance when we hit "morning joe" at the top of the hour. and when we come back here, we're huddle around the water cooler to watch joey chestnut
the sights and sounds of the annual macy's fourth of july spectacular lighting up the sky in new york city. last night more than 40,000 fireworks celebrating the country's 235th birthday. if you want to sound smart today tell your friends congress first authorized the use of fireworks for the fourth of july in 1777. that was for a display in philadelphia one year after the signing of the declaration of independence, but fireworks did not become a tradition a part of fourth of july celebrations until after 1816 when americans began making their own pyrotechnics and no longer had to buy them from the british. for the real news let's huddle up around the water cooler to watch greatness in the arena of processed food ingesti ingestion. i don't need to tell you who won. joey chestnut did it again on coney island. he's the champ.
he ate 62 dogs in ten minutes. that's a little shy of his record in 2009 when he ate 68 hot dogs and buns. he scarves them right down. he gets $10,000 for his trouble. >> i might be hitting the pep toll business moll later but i feel great. >> how did the weather affect you. it was a little overcast and rather hue mitt. >> the weather didn't affect me that much. i was having a little bit trouble with watt ear but i came out on top, do what i had to do. >> were you looking for the world record? >> i'm always looking far record, but i feel great. >> interesting you say nobody touched because look what happened yesterday. this is kobayashi. do you remember him? the former nathan's champion? he's been banned from the nathan's competition because he
refuses to sign a contract with major league eating, the governing body. he did have his own, unofficially now, 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. that would have tied the world record. but again not a sanctioned hot dog eating performance. one more item for you from mexico. a young lady goes for a conjugal visit. her husband serving 20 for arms possession. look how she tried to get her husband out of prison. she had the rolling suitcase she brought in for her conjugal visit. she put her common lau husband inside the suitcase, and she began to roll out with the suitcase, thanking the guards for everything they noticed she was shifty, sweaty, nervous and had trouble lugging her suitcase. they stopped her briefly. that's when they found the inmate in a fetal position. he us was returned to his cell
for the rest of his life. did you hear the story out of china? it's unbelievable. a baby, tenth story of this apartment building has made its way out onto a ledge. long story. the grandma was baby sitting. she was asleep. the baby gets out on the ledge and that woman right there who's a mother, that's her sweet baby, different baby. sees the baby on the ledge. walking on the other side. runs as the bake makes the fall and makes the catch. catches the bake ten stories. broke her arm in the process but obviously saving the young baby's life. well done by her, she said, the baby, no major injuries to the head or heart or anything else. looks like the baby is going to be okay. a nice set of hands by that chinese woman. still ahead, while you're awake, your skploes ire-mails and texts are ahead and "morning joe" moments away. [ male announcer ] we are americans.
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close arguments are finished. the case has now gone to the jury. we asked at the top of the show what you're doing up at the top of the hour. our producer rob gifford has a few answer. what's up. >> happy fourth. >> that was inspirational. >> i know. well maybe craig will inspire you. he writes our fourth of july party ends about a half hour ago. >> what's his name? craig? that's my man. i wish i had been with you. but i go to bed at 8:00. debby writes you look real smooth. my cats are spooning. >> we need to. >> ken writes i was jostled out of bed by a horrible nightmare that involves willie, winnie the pooh and honey. >> you know, that dream is a lot more common than you think. we've got a lot of dreams about me and winnie the pooh.